What is building access?
Carnegie Mellon has implemented an ID Card access program in many buildings to limit public access after hours. Campus community members gain access to buildings (where permitted) and may unlock doors by swiping/tapping their ID card on the building card reader. Buildings are locked on weekends and between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. on weekdays. Schedules may vary depending upon building tenant needs.
What buildings can I access with my ID Card?
There are numerous buildings on campus that may be accessed using your ID Card. The following buildings are locked after hours and require an active ID Card for entry:
- Baker Hall
- Cyert Hall
- Doherty Hall
- Hamburg Hall
- Mellon Institute
- Newell-Simon Hall
- Porter Hall
- Posner Hall
- Wean Hall
- University Center
How can I be sure if my ID Card will work for building access?
When you receive your ID Card, the card number is entered into the database system that controls all appropriate building doors on campus. If your ID Card does not work and you need access to a building, please contact Facilities Management Services (FMS) by calling 412-268-2910. You should then bring your ID Card to The HUB during regular business hours to have the card checked and access issue remedied, if necessary.
Can I access specific elevators and sections of academic buildings using my ID Card?
Many departments and academic buildings have secure areas that can only be accessed by designated students, faculty and staff. The HUB does not control access to these areas; students, faculty and staff members may request access by speaking to the specific department.